Alexsch8, No because those jpegs could have been downloaded or pilfered in some way. Unfortunately, when it comes to digital pictures, there’s no way to really authenticate who owns the copyright, when it comes to the photolabs. With film cameras, it is quite easy, produce the negatives, better yet, use the negatives to have the copies made if you want the highest quality copies anyway. Leads me to ask, if I take a photo that looks exactly like one that a pro photographer took (i.e. same stream or whatever at the same time of year and it looks remarkably similar to the pro’s picture), does that mean I’m infringing his copyright? AFAIAC, if it is a photo of me, I own the copyright, if it is a nature photograph, noone should be able to copyright it. Plain and simple.